A bank was robbed in Istanbul, suspect fled with money

An armed robbery took place in a private bank in Avcılar district of Istanbul province.

The robbery occurred at 14:00 and police teams were dispatched to the scene.

A person who came to the bank as a customer pointed his gun at the bank officer and asked for the money.

The suspect, who took the money, fled the scene on foot, according to reports.

Police detain 38 people at protests over referendum result

A total of 38 people were detained in Istanbul over protesting the Supreme Election Board's (YSK) last-minute decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid in the April 16 constitutional referendum.

Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP) provincial manager Mesut Geçgel is among those detained in an operation carried out by anti-terror police on April 19, daily Birgün reported. 

Protests over referendum result continue in Turkey

Protests against the results of the April 16 constitutional referendum continued on April 18 in Turkey, as protesters declared that controversial amendments had been rejected, while accusing the Supreme Election Board (YSK) of meddling with the results due to the latter's last-minute decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid.

Turkish fire captain died after 10 tons of water was dumped on him, expert report reveals

A fire captain who became trapped under a collapsed roof while fighting a fire in Istanbul last year died after 10 tons of water was dumped onto him from a fire helicopter belonging to the municipality, an expert's report has revealed.